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The Girl in the Empty Grave (1977)

The police chief of a small town begins an investigation after a young woman, who was supposed to have died several months previously, shows up at the funeral of her parents, who had been murdered.

Director:

Lou Antonio

Writer:

Lane Slate
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Police Chief Abel Marsh
Jonathan Banks ... Courtland Gates
James Cromwell ... Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
Mitzi Hoag ... Gloria
Claude Earl Jones ... Deputy Fred
George Gaynes ... David Alden
Byron Morrow ... MacAlwee
Mary-Robin Redd ... Gilda
Deborah White ... Elizabeth Alden
Robert F. Simon ... Jedediah Partridge
Sharon Spelman ... Dr. Susan Glasglow
Leonard Stone ... Harry
Hunter von Leer ... Deputy John
Edward Winter ... Dr. Peter Cabe
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Carter
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The police chief of a small town begins an investigation after a young woman, who was supposed to have died several months previously, shows up at the funeral of her parents, who had been murdered.

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Followed by Deadly Game (1977) See more »

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Andy makes it worthwhile
26 September 2003 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

They had a wonderful thing on TBS a number of years ago, they had a double feature of Deadly Game and The Girl In The Empty Grave with Andy Griffith as everyone's favorite small town sheriff. Griffith alone makes these films worthwhile with his natural talent, ability and charm, the same that he brought to his classic tv show. He spoke out in an article once and said that the shows that he produced are better than the stuff they put out on tv today and he is right! As small town Sheriff Abel Marsh he persues an industrial polluter and a mysterious killer with the help of his bumbling deputy (like Barney Fife) and his pathologist lady friend. Like most tv movies, there is no real sense of suspense or danger, it is really by the book and predictable, but you still enjoy watching because of these likeable characters that you see. Andy Griffith can do comedy and drama very well and he never lets you down. He is one of our true national treasures and just watch these films and enjoy a master at work.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abel See more »

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Mono

Color:

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1.33 : 1
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